My oil paintings are like arrows or signposts pointing towards a felt understanding of a given experience or an aspect that illuminates being human, they form a colourful map, which may accurately describe the terrain, but it is still not the terrain itself.
I find I am repeatedly drawn to a particular location in order to better understand it, such as pockets of wilderness and private gardens. By using the transformative power of nature I hope to shed light and awareness on what lies hidden.
By placing emphasis on cultivated and natural landscapes, I wish to highlight what we stand to lose if we do not protect our natural environment and by including evidence of man’s presence it is my hope that mankind and nature can live in harmony.
Julie Moss lives and works in Cornwall and studied Fine Art at Falmouth University. A finalist in the Windsor and Newton painting prize her recent work was selected for stage 2 of the John Moore’s prize, and she has been selected several times for the RWA exhibition in Bristol. Julie is an active member of the Newlyn Society of Artists.
Previously Julie grew up in Lancashire and attended Bolton school of Art in 1973 -76, after training to become a florist and working as a textile designer she moved to Cornwall to raise her family.
Julie is exploring themes of belonging and place, a long and deeply held interest in plants and flowers and love of colour informs her artistic practice.